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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by wb57, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    Tons of fun videos... many I can't stop laughing...
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  2. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Who would have thought that little thing could be a serious drift car..thats truly epic...
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  3. wb57

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    Hahhaha.
    Who knew?

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  4. CanyonRider

    CanyonRider Celebrating Festivus

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    All this car talk has dragged me away from the car forums - temporarily (got nothing else to do while I recuperate). Yeah, I got a few. To quote Jerry Seinfeld when asked how many cars he owns - "It's a number that if you heard it, you wouldn't say, Yeah, that makes sense."

    '67 Firebird - bought for $300 when I was 16 still got it.


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    Dad's '61 F-100 Unibody - Project

    ... and a few others. Yeah - total gearhead. SCCA, NASA, THSCC member. I come by it honest. Dad was a machinist & mechanic - built and raced cars most of his life (Dad's racecars were always #16 too). I grew up in the pits and in the garage. Consequently I feel compelled to do 100% of my own work. I can't bare to pay someone else, plus I enjoy doing it.

    CR
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  5. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Autocrossing a '67 Firebird? That's doing it the hard way, isn't it? :D
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  6. CanyonRider

    CanyonRider Celebrating Festivus

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    Yeah - I like a challenge. I also used to AutoX a SHO. It's fun running and occasionally winning with something different. Sorta like tracking a Mazda6 - a much more capable car than you'd expect. :evil
    CR
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  7. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. - Mark Twain

    I had some down time this past week and caught up on some Twain reading. In the last month I have been in NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, OK, TN, IN, OH, KY, WV, VA and out on the open ocean in international waters. Last night was the first night at home that didn't include having to plan and pack to leave again. I thought I'd be road weary and relaxed but I'm setting here planning another trip today!

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  8. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    Travel is indeed fun! I was out for 5 weeks in Australia visiting family, and was in international waters for part of that. Much better than land locked around here I can tell ya!

    I'd be reading Henry David Thoreau and not Twain though.

    Never could get my sisters husband, who is a Brit, to read the Declaration of Independence out loud on the 4th of July.... I really tried. Oh well.
  9. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    advhound Adventurer

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    Great recommendation, I eneded up staying at Willville and really enjoyed it. Amazing riding within a 50 mile radius around there. Good (OK, not good, but warm) coffee and great company. I did some fishing in the area without success, but the riding made up for it! Thanks for the recommendation!
  11. wb57

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    Yeah, going to need another trials bike soon....

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    schnabba Long timer

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    Makes me want a trials bike!
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    wb57 Long timer

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    I rode nothing but MX and woods from the late 60s until about 8 years ago. Got a trials bike around '07. Learned more on it than on anything I've ever owned. All about balance, precision and control and it translates well to every other form of riding.
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  14. wb57

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    There's a fairly hefty rebate on Bridgestone tires going on now, for anyone interested.

    I should end up getting 2 rear BT-023s and one front for $225.00 total once all is said and done.
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  15. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    How do you like those? Maybe a heavier bike improves them? I tried one on the 954, was very scary. Felt unpredictable in all situations.
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    Don't have 100 miles on them yet. Too early to tell. Initial reaction is good though. It's a Sport Touring tire. I wouldn't want to run it on the 954. They've got the same $35/tire rebate on the BT-016 which would be a lot better on the 954. You might like it better on the VFR too, from what I've read. There's also a $25/tire rebate on a couple others.
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  17. DavidR8

    DavidR8 Wanna-be ADV rider

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    I have them on my ST1300 and quite like them. Great all-around traction, seem to wear like iron yet still grip.


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  18. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    As always depends on the bike and the suspension... but for lots of applications, I have heard high praise for them.
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    schnabba Long timer

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    Happy 42nd Birthday to the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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    schnabba Long timer

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    Still showing at the Rialto in raleigh.... I first saw it there in 1985... haha!